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Disclaimer The Fundamentals is a list of 6 categories that I think clears a pathway towards optimal health and well-being. The categories are listed in order of rough necessity, however every component of The Fundamentals directly impacts the other. N.O.T.H.I.N.G  H.A.P.P.E.N.S  I.N  I.S.O.L.A.T.I.O.N The context of this list is (like anything I write about) referring to the everyday human being, who’s main priority is to thrive in the modern world with a quality of life that
I’ve said this many times before, but the push up is one of those “just do it” exercises. We head into the gym, bootcamp session, P.E. class, yoga studio, sports training etc and the assumption is that we can do push ups, or if not, then the missing link must be someone standing there yelling at you to “keep going” (because that will fix the problem…). In the same way a beginner doesn’t just walk
If you’ve ever read or listened to anything I’ve said in the past then you’ll know I’m a massive believer in doing the basics, doing only enough to push the needle in the right direction, and doing what’s appropriate for an individual. The training program “Simple and Sinister” is one of my favourite programs to follow for all of these reasons.Simple and Sinister comes from Pavel Tsatsouline and his company “StrongFirst”. StrongFirst is pretty much the
In the defense of strength training for the everyday human Disclaimer - The following is NOT supported by scientific evidence. It is my own opinion based on my own experiences with strength training. I'm sure there is research that supports my thinking, however I haven't read it. I generally leave the research to people that are smarter than me with longer attention spans! I wanted to make a case for strength training because I think
You don't know what you don't know Intro I'm a bit of nerd within my own body. Every step, squat, press, pull, twist, I'm constantly thinking about my body. How it's postitioned, what "muscles" are contracting, relaxing, being loaded. How am I standing, what's happening in my feet, is my arch strong, stable, flat, are my toes spread, squished, active, relaxed. What's my head position and how is it affecting my neck, shoulders, pelvis. How
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